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First phone to shoot 3D HD video hits Japan

The two-camera Aquos Phone from Sharp rivals the upcoming LG Optimus 3D.

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Japan gets a phone for shooting 3D HD first. Sharp Japan

Move over James Cameron. By the end of the month any Japanese teenager will be able to get their hands on the tools to create the next 3D blockbuster. Well, almost.

Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has announced a smartphone, equipped with two cameras, that's capable of shooting high-def 3D video. The Aquos Phone SH-12C will be made by Sharp and reportedly has a bigger screen and faster processors than the two 3D HD smartphones already available in Japan from the company, which could shoot 3D stills, but not video.

The Aquos phone's specs will be able to compete with the much-anticipated LG Optimus 3D, which is expected this summer. It packs two 8-megapixel cameras on the back and can shoot 3D movies with a resolution of 720p (high definition); a 1.4GHz Qualcomm chip at the center of things will make the magic happen.

Preorders for the Aquos start May 14 in Japan and the phone hits May 20. No details on pricing just yet.

(Via TechOn)